Friday, May 24, 2013

Activities, Activities, Activities!!

Activities coming soon for MESLS students:

Sunday, June 2nd: Horseback riding in the Wisconsin Dells
Saturday, June 8th: Breakfast on the farm
Wednesday, June 12th: Madison Mallard's Baseball Game
Friday, June 21st: International Potluck

Have an idea for an activity for next session?  Email Kelley at !

Free Classes!

Free classes were a big hit this week!

Part two of the photography series actively engaged students. They learned about camera settings and options. We're all very excited to try out new techniques and practice taking pictures with the manual setting.  More to come next Wednesday!

Thursday's IELTS class was very informative. Students learned strategies to improve their writing skills, tailored to the IELTS exam.

Coming up next week:

MESLS is closed on Monday, May 27th, for Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 29th, our university advisor will be leading a university information session from 12:30 - 1:15. Then part three of the photography series will take place from 2:30 - 3:30.

Thursday, May 30th, Jenny will teach a free IELTS class from 2:30 - 3:30.

Take advantage of these great opportunities, MESLS students!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Discover Madison through Non's eyes

Beautiful photos taken by MESLS' student, Non!

Picnic at Marshall Park

Pictures speak louder than words.  Great day at Marshall Park!  Volleyball, softball, soccer, rock skipping and lots of great English conversation!

Monday, May 20, 2013

American Slang

Monday, May 20th, a UW-Madison student is offering MESLS students a class on American Slang. Students, if you had class during the first session (10:30 - 11:30), be sure to stop by at 2:30 for the second session. This class is back by popular demand-- you won't want to miss it!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Babcock Dairy Tour

Saturday, May 18th, we headed over to Babcock Dairy, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's campus dairy hall for a tour and ice cream. We learned about the machines  dairy workers use to make cheese, butter and ice cream and got all our questions answered. By far the favorite part of the day was tasting the ice cream (chocolate, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate chip, cookie dough... you name it, they have it!)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Upcoming Activities at MESLS

What activities will be offered the rest of this session?  Great question!

Saturday, May 20th: Ice cream and cheese tour at Babcock.
Sunday, June 2nd: Horseback riding in the Wisconsin Dells
Saturday, June 8th: Breakfast on the farm
Wednesday, June 12th: Madison Mallard's Baseball Game
Friday, June 21st: International Potluck

Have an idea for an activity for next session?  Email Kelley at !

Free Classes!

May has been an eventful month for free classes at MESLS.  This week, MESLS is offering three FREE classes to MESLS students.

1. Wednesday: Photography (this is a five week series of free classes offered by a recent graduate of UW-Lacrosse)
2. Thursday: IELTS (this is also a five week series of free classes taught by MESLS instructor Jenny)
3. Friday: Star Trek. Jenny will be bringing students to the premiere of "Into Darkness," the new Star Trek movie. To prepare students for this very American experience, she will teach a free class on the topic!

Next week: Photography, IELTS, and American slang!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Concert

Sunday, May 12th, students and volunteers went to Madison's Olbrich Gardens for a Mother's Day concert in plein air. Beautiful music, beautiful scenery, beautiful day in Madison!

Monday, May 6, 2013

May Session Begins!

Monday, May 6th, MESLS' May session began. All A students received $100 checks for their outstanding academic achievement and three students who only speak English at MESLS were recognized for their efforts. Congratulations everyone!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Thursday and Friday, May 2nd and 3rd, new students attended MESLS orientation. They learned about life in Madison, Wisconsin and academics at MESLS. After a long day of testing, they enjoyed heading downtown and exploring the capital city together.